Beat Generation Jazz

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It's the mid-'40s, World War II is over, business is booming, people are buying cars, mobility and freedom are within every American's grasp, and big-band jazz is dying, being replaced by jazz that you didn't dance to with your feet but with your head. Bebop it was called, and it fed on improvisation, quick reaction, and virtuoso changes and shifts, and it flowed and bent like a fast-flowing river. The war was over and all things in America were in motion, and when Jack Kerouac decided to write his novel On the Road in the style of bebop trumpet player, a steady string of bending sentences and turns that tried to catch in words the feel of a sax solo, beat was born, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It's the mid-'40s, World War II is over, business is booming, people are buying cars, mobility and freedom are within every American's grasp, and big-band jazz is dying, being replaced by jazz that you didn't dance to with your feet but with your head. Bebop it was called, and it fed on improvisation, quick reaction, and virtuoso changes and shifts, and it flowed and bent like a fast-flowing river. The war was over and all things in America were in motion, and when Jack Kerouac decided to write his novel On the Road in the style of bebop trumpet player, a steady string of bending sentences and turns that tried to catch in words the feel of a sax solo, beat was born, the so-called Beat Generation. This intriguing set captures this specific moment in time with flair and style, and it features jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk mixed in with beat-styled readings by Kerouac and others. What emerges is a delightful black-and-white audio photo of a very particular time in America, a time when motion and distance seemed surmountable, a time when freedom in all things, from art to commerce and even where one called home, seemed to be up and in the air, a time when the most important thing seemed to be to just GO.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2012
  • Label: Chrome Dreams
  • UPC: 823564623023
  • Catalog Number: 5079
  • Sales rank: 13,619

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Charlie Parker - Jack Kerouac (3:46)
  2. 2 Scrapple from the Apple - Charlie Parker Quintet (3:02)
  3. 3 Blues n Bells - Lester Young & His Band (2:13)
  4. 4 The Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac (3:09)
  5. 5 I Found a New Baby - Dizzy Gillespie (9:18)
  6. 6 Now's the Time - Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers (3:21)
  7. 7 Hey! Ba-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton (3:18)
  8. 8 The Beat Generation - Bob McFadden & Dor (2:06)
  9. 9 Au Privave - Charlie Parker Quintet (2:49)
  10. 10 Three Little Pigs (A Grimm Fairy Tale for Hip Kids) - Al "Jazzbo" Collins (4:05)
  11. 11 Well, You Needn't - Thelonious Monk (2:59)
  12. 12 Fantasy: The Early History Of Bop (Section 1) - Jack Kerouac (1:50)
  13. 13 Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (2:44)
  14. 14 Twisted - Annie Ross (2:41)
  15. 15 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop (Section 2) - Jack Kerouac (0:57)
  16. 16 Milestones - Miles Davis All-Stars (2:37)
  17. 17 Fat Girl - Fats Navarro (2:21)
  18. 18 I Only Have Eyes For You - Billy Eckstine (2:31)
  19. 19 Shulie a Bop - Sarah Vaughan (2:40)
  20. 20 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop (Section 3) - Jack Kerouac (1:58)
  21. 21 Travelin' Blues - Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners (3:04)
  22. 22 In a Little Spanish Town - Lester Young (3:10)
  23. 23 Conception - George Shearing (2:56)
  24. 24 Like - Jack Hammer (2:11)
  25. 25 Slim's Jam - Slim Gaillard (3:12)
  26. 26 Bowery Blues - Jack Kerouac (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop (Section 4) - Jack Kerouac (0:19)
  2. 2 Oo Bop Sh'bam - Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra (3:07)
  3. 3 The Hunt - Wardell Gray (9:27)
  4. 4 A History of Jazz - Shorty Petterstein (2:26)
  5. 5 Bouncing with Bud - Bud Powell (3:04)
  6. 6 Dog - Bob Dorough (3:26)
  7. 7 Bloomdido - Charlie Parker (3:29)
  8. 8 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop (Section 5) - Jack Kerouac (0:32)
  9. 9 Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk (3:00)
  10. 10 Marshmallow - Warne Marsh (2:55)
  11. 11 Big High Song for Somebody - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (4:01)
  12. 12 Tommyhawk - Chet Baker (3:44)
  13. 13 My Baby - Ken Nordine (2:36)
  14. 14 Stella By Starlight - Stan Getz (2:41)
  15. 15 Basic Hip - Del Close (1:14)
  16. 16 Rhythm Mad - Dexter Gordon (3:14)
  17. 17 Blues Montage - Langston Hughes (4:33)
  18. 18 Scenes in the City - Charles Mingus (11:53)
  19. 19 Psychopathia Sexualis - Lenny Bruce (2:27)
  20. 20 American Haikus - Zoot Sims (10:04)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lenny Bruce Composer
Jack Kerouac Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Bob Dorough Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Dexter Gordon Composer
Wardell Gray Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Langston Hughes Composer
Warne Marsh Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Fats Navarro Composer
Ken Nordine Composer
Bud Powell Composer
Annie Ross Composer
George Shearing Composer
Lester Young Composer
Fred Katz Composer
Henry Jacobs Composer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Composer
Slim Gaillard Composer
Rod McKuen Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Lonnie Elder Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Curley Hamner Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Joseph Young Composer
John Brent Composer
Del Close Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
Philip Whalen Composer
Charles Waring Liner Notes
S. Vaughn Composer
John Birks Gillespie Composer
Aden Lewis Composer
Ozzie Cadenna Composer
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